By Macarthur Job
The fashionable jet age is very secure. yet that protection is still established – and, sometimes, came across in need of – by way of pilot blunders, freak climatic conditions, terrible upkeep and sheer undesirable luck.
As ever, the teachings realized are painful.
From the passengers sucked to their deaths from a gaping gap in a United airways Boeing 747 over Hawaii, to the brilliant get away of so much of these aboard the Airbus which crashed right into a wooded area at Mulhouse, to the insane determination of an Aeroflot captain to permit his childrens to ‘fly’ his weighted down passenger jet over the Siberian wastelands, award-winning aviator author Macarthur task seems to be at what went fallacious, and the way it may be avoided from occurring again.
With pictures, and designated illustrations through aviation artist Matthew Tesch, 'Air catastrophe three: Terror within the Sky' is a vintage of its genre.
Look out for 2 different books in Macarthur Job's Air catastrophe series:
Air catastrophe 1: The Propeller Era
Air catastrophe 2: The Jet Age
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It is anticipated that with the recent sightings of enemy jets in the Wonsan and Hamhung areas that more of the Navy jets will be employed as protective cover escort for the props. ’ During the bitterly cold weather of December and January VF-721’s maintenance personnel kept the in-service rate at about 90 per cent – a little ahead of the Banshee squadron. US Navy figures for December show that VF-721 lost two Panthers, but CVG-101 records for the period admit only one loss, on the 28th, which was attributable to an engine flame-out near the carrier.
The strategy was for the F2Hs to fly top cover above the bombers while the Panthers flew at lower altitude. The jets continued to weave to maintain airspeed in case they were jumped by MiGs, but the formation crossed the coast and turned towards Rashin without sighting enemy fighters. Each B-29 lined up its target and dropped 20,000 lbs of bombs, the weapons being well placed. Considerable damage was done to the targets, and this was confirmed by post-strike photographs. It had been one of the most effective bombing missions of the war to date.
A total of 16 photo-reconnaissance sorties were flown that day by F2H-2Ps escorted by F9F-2s, but it was not until 1 August that the first full group-strength missions began. Over the following days ATG-2 concentrated on the Hamhung area, where it met intense anti-aircraft fire. This was in spite of intensive flak suppression missions flown by both Panther squadrons, which were considered to be highly effective. The fast, low-level firing passes made by the F9F pilots saw them neutralise numerous gun batteries without suffering any losses.